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Revista Medica Herediana

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MALAGA, Germán et al. Early peripartum cardiomyopathy complicated by cardioembolic stroke: A case report. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.2, pp.97-102. ISSN 1018-130X.

We report a case of a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy, who suddenly suffered left hemiplejia. The neurological status was the result of Cardioembolic Stroke which transformed from ischemic to hemorrhagic in evolution. The diagnosis was based on the clinical, echocardiographical and tomographical findings. The evolution of the neurological status improved, nevertheless the cardiac and neurologic disease recovery almost completely. We present this case due the atypical presentation of peripartum cardiomyopathy in this patient, and the neurological complication that generated controversies in its management.(Rev Med Hered 2010;21:97-102).

Keywords : Early peripartum cardiomyopathy; cardioembolic stroke; anticoagulation.

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